Orange Mountain Bikes

Orange Mountain Bikes - 224-Evo Frame Spec Sheet

From the 2010 Archive


What can we say about the 22X series that hasn’t already been said by a string of world champions, hundreds of privateer racers and a seriously enthusiastic biking press? It’s simple – just like its legendary predecessors, the 2009 224-evolution is designed and built for off-the-peg downhill speed and competition victory at every level.

At the heart of the 224-evolution lies massively stiff but lightweight front and rear ends, joined by our famously reliable and slop-free oversized single-pivot assembly. A wide axle clamp area enhances already phenomenal tracking, while the 224-evolution’s eccentric headtube system and adjustable shock mount enable independent tweaking of the bike’s head angle, wheelbase and bottom bracket height – perfect for individual riding styles or terrain and gradients that change from course to course.

The end result is breathtaking – a super-plush, super-stiff yet highly manoeuvrable DH bike, equally at home on the international and domestic race circuits or pinning it just for fun. But don’t take our word for it – take a look around and believe what you see.

Why the 224-evo frame?

Don’t want the bits?

If you want the 224-evolution but have your own components, we have a frame only option. Spec it up with your old kit or pick and choose, build your dream bike around the best frame.

Need a complete bike? Look at the 224-evolution Race or 224-evolution World Cup superbikes.

224-Evo Frame Specifications

RRP £2,149.99
Sizes 15,17
Colour Cosmic White
Tubeset Monocoque/6061-T6 Custom Butted Aluminium Tube
Rear Shock Fox DHX RC4
Swing Arm 12mm Bolt Thro


224-evo Geometry
224-Evo World Cup Geometry
Monocoque/6061-T6 Custom Butted Aluminium Tube
Frame Size 15" 17"
A. Head Angle 64° 64°
B. Seat Angle 72° 72°
C. Top Tube 546 564
D. Effective TT 570 590
E. BB Height +19 +19
F. Chainstay 445 445
G. Head Tube 120 120
H. Wheelbase 1181 1201
T. Rear Travel 215 215
Shock Length 240 240
Seat Tube Ø 27.2 27.2
Standover 718 768
Unless otherwise indicated all measurements are in mm.
Frame angles are measured static, without rider sag.
Bottom bracket height measured from axle.

Please be aware this information is from our archives. While we make every effort to ensure accuracy, this may not be the final specification or geometry for this model for the model shown E&OE.